Research Fellow, CloudTech

Melbourne, Australia
18 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, Fixed Term for 36 months
  • Salary Academic Level B + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About You

As a Post-doctoral Research Fellow, you will be working as part of the CloudTech RMIT Green Bitcoin Joint Research Program jointly supported by the CloudTech Group and RMIT. You will take the major responsibility to design, implement, and test the new generation of Proofs of Space-Time (PoST) consensus protocols for large-scale green cryptocurrency platforms.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellow is a 3-year fixed-term position. However, a performance review will be conducted within 12 months of each anniversary of the start date of this position to determine if the contract can be renewed for the next 12 months based their performance.

To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • A PhD in Computer Science related field is required
  • Extensive research and/or industry experience of consensus algorithms, blockchains and/or other distributed systems design, implementation and testing
  • Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs in the areas of blockchains and distributed systems, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links
  • A strong work ethic, and the ability to work well independently, and as a member of a broader team, including with industrial partners
  • Ability to mentor and/or supervise higher degree by research candidates
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with higher degree by research candidates, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

To Apply

Please submit your CV, covering letter, and address the Key Selection Criteria separately for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Dr. Hai Dong via email

Applications close on 20 February 2022 at 11:59 pm.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

Vaccination Requirements

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As such, offers of employment from RMIT are conditional upon the applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt and providing satisfactory evidence of the same. You can access the Directions here:

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